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December 19, 1988 | JESUS SANCHEZ
For banks and many businesses, the end of the year used to mean that it was time to give away free calendars bearing the corporate logo or advertising. But these days, companies are more likely to give away a T-shirt or a cap. Although the dollar sales of commercial calendars have increased, sales of other promotional items, such as T-shirts, have grown much faster and have won a greater share of the market, according to the Special Advertising Assn. in Irving, Tex.
April 9, 2014 | By Mike Boehm
Through nearly 70 years of acclaim as a theater, film and television director - most particularly as a theater director - Peter Brook has been called a magician many times. In 1962, the British critic Kenneth Tynan extolled him not for pulling a rabbit out of his hat but for an unprecedented approach to "King Lear" that for the first time made the character a palpably human, "edgy, capricious old man" instead of "the booming, righteously indignant titan of old. " Brook, who recently celebrated his 89th birthday, clearly absorbed a fundamental lesson of "King Lear": considering its pitfalls, perhaps retirement is best put off as long as possible.
October 9, 2012 | By S. Irene Virbila, Restaurant Critic
Now that that the temperatures aren't so gnarly at the beach, you might want to head to Ventura on Saturday for the first Ventura Oysterfest to celebrate our favorite mollusks. According to the news release, the idea is to “show off the best of what's local: exceptional cuisine, great music, crated beers and outstanding local wines.” To provide the oysters, the organizers have called on oyster farms up and down the California coast. Those attending include the Jolly Oyster , Drakes Bay Oyster Co. , Tomales Bay Oyster Co. , Pickleweed Point Oyster Co . and Carlsbad Aquafarm . Plying the crowd with noshes will be Ventura County restaurants the Sidecar , Osteria Monte Grappa , Twenty88 Food & Drink , Ventura Meat Co. and more.
March 9, 2014 | By Adam Tschorn
With the olive now firmly in the martini that is Paris Fashion Week, it's L.A.'s turn to showcase style for the upcoming fall season. Notable additions to the calendar for this season's Los Angeles Fashion Week include a 10-designer showcase organized by the Council of Fashion Designers of America and the U.S. debut of Istanbul-based designer Özgür Masur. Most events are for the trade only, designed to allow designers to show their wares to store buyers and the media. First out of the gate is Style Fashion Week, which returns for its sophomore slate of shows at a new home (the event deck at L.A. Live)
January 10, 1999
If indeed our process for numbering years derives from a particular religion's specific event, then, considering the notional separation of church and state, if cities shouldn't erect nativity scenes at Christmas, how can they spend money on Y2K celebrations? JOHN R. HARRIS Huntington Beach Calendar observance days keep changing with the times and with the whim or agenda of those who print the daily life guides for Americans. The commercial, widely available scheduling calendars now list as many as 23 foreign holidays in addition to our own patriotic days, fun days and a growing number of religious observances.
December 24, 2012 | By Amina Khan
For those of you disappointed that the world didn't end last week, there's more bad news: The world probably won't be ending in 2040, either - not from a certain giant asteroid, anyway. Astronomers using the Gemini North telescope in Hawaii have found that the asteroid 2011 AG5 is no longer a major threat - it won't be hitting Earth in February 2040, as had been earlier feared. That's good to know, given that an asteroid that large - roughly 150 yards across - would have hit the Earth with several thousand times the combined energy of the two atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki that ended World War II. 2011 AG5 was earlier thought to have a 1-in-500 chance of hitting Earth - alarmingly high, by planetary science standards.
November 11, 1994 | ED BOND
Thousands of calendars being sold in Glendale may help teen-agers live better lives, as well as keep track of the date, under a program sponsored by the Glendale Galleria mall to help four Glendale-area youth charities. "It's critical," said Linda Maxwell, co-founder of the We Care For Youth job training program. "We don't have any funding sources at all." In October, the galleria gave at least 10,000 calendars to each of four charities.
January 3, 1997 | DARRELL SATZMAN
In an effort to raise money for youth programs in the area, the Sunland-Tujunga Community Coordinating Council is selling 1997 community calendars. The calendars feature photographs and information about a different community organization each month, said Joanne Wright, a member of the council and the outreach coordinator for Bridge Focus, an alcohol- and drug-abuse prevention organization that is one of the featured groups.
December 30, 1992 | MIMI KO
No one should come to Newport Beach without visiting the landmarks that make the picturesque city well known, Jim Barrett contends. So Barrett commissioned local artists to paint watercolors of 13 landmarks, including the historic Balboa Pavilion, the Fun Zone, Hoag Hospital and the famous Balboa ferry for a 1993 calendar. Barrett found large corporations to sponsor the calendar, which cost $22,000 to print, and got permission from city officials to use the Newport Beach logo.
April 9, 1997 | JENNIFER LEUER
Brea Olinda Unified School District trustees Monday night unanimously approved a new school calendar for Brea Canyon High School, which will give students one-week vacations between six-week blocks of school. The one-year pilot program will begin in August, said Principal Bob Phelps. Phelps said the breaks will reduce the likelihood of student burnout and keep students at the continuation high school interested in school.
February 12, 2014 | From staff reports
A Lebanese alpine skier competing in Sochi is in hot water at home after topless photos of her taken during a photo shoot for an Austrian sports calendar surfaced on the Internet. The calendar pictures, taken a few years ago, show Jackie Chamoun , now 22, standing in snow amid ski equipment. But a leaked video of the photo shoot, filmed in a ski resort outside Beirut and aired this week on Lebanese TV along with stills, showed more revealing images of the Olympian. Lebanon is often considered one of the most open and tolerant countries in the Middle East.
January 14, 2014 | By Larry Gordon
The fall quarter at most UC campuses will start a week later than usual and winter break will be a week shorter in the 2014-15 school year as the schools seek to avoid beginning their terms during Jewish High Holidays. Most UC campuses will start fall classes Oct. 2 and the fall quarter will end Dec. 19, giving students two weeks of vacation before the winter quarter begins Jan. 5. Officials said the schedule change was in line with a policy that was issued in 2007 in response to complaints from Jewish families that “move in” days at UC dorms had been held on the Jewish High Holidays.
December 13, 2013 | By Amy Hubbard and Christie D'Zurilla
The hot priests calendar. In Rome, that's what they call the Calendario Romano. Its pages are filled with good-looking young men in clerical garb, posing for the camera. Yes, they're actual priests, photographer Piero Pazzi told the Los Angeles Times, or "seminarians or accoliti . " (See the gallery, above.) Roman news outlet the Local says tourists can be seen at gift stands near the Vatican eyeballing the calendar, then snapping it up . PHOTOS: Meet the Nice Jewish Guys Pazzi told the Los Angeles Times that the calendar , which he's put out since 2003, consists of portraits of men he photographed in the streets of Rome and Seville, Spain.
September 8, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
I kicked butt in basic math. No kidding, sabermetric lovers, I was a star. Would take those national math tests, score in the 98 percentile and take bows as my name was read aloud to my awed middle school classmates. Then I went to high school and took algebra, and that was the end of my stardom and the beginning of hiding in the back of class. Still, I need only call on those pre-high school skills to formulate that Matt Kemp is about out of time. Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly told reporters in Cincinnati before Sunday night's game against the Reds that Stan Conte, the team's vice president of medical services, said Kemp will need at least 10 more days to be ready for a game.
September 8, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
NEW YORK — As the most important two weeks of tennis each year in the United States reaches a conclusion, it's natural for Californians to let nostalgia to creep in, remembering a time when the state was a hotbed of tennis. Two decades ago, after Wimbledon in July, the tennis world migrated to California. There were women's tournaments at Stanford, Manhattan Beach and Carlsbad. (The Manhattan Beach tournament moved to Carson in 2003.) There was a men's tournament at UCLA until last year, when it was bought and moved to Colombia.
September 5, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
NEW YORK -- The 35-year-old twins Mike and Bob Bryan of Camarillo had their attempt at their first calendar year men's doubles Grand Slam halted by the fourth-seeded team of 40-year-old Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek on Thursday in the semifinals at the U.S. Open. Paes and Stepanek, dancing and joking in between points, dominated the third set of a 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 win in Arthur Ashe Stadium. When Mike Bryan finished the first set with an ace, it seemed the Bryans were well on their way to the finals.
December 19, 1988 | JESUS SANCHEZ, Times Staff Writer
When Randall Clarke began buying calendars for Fowler Bros. bookstore eight years ago, it was a rather easy job. All he had to do was choose a few calendars that would occupy a small table top in the downtown Los Angeles store. Now, Clarke faces a much more complicated task. He must fill a 20-foot section of shelves with 200 different calendars that feature everything from puppies to German-made trains.
May 23, 2013 | Eric Sondheimer
Santa Anita came away the big winner Thursday when the California Horse Racing Board tentatively approved racing dates for 2014 and 2015 in response to the pending closure of Betfair Hollywood Park on Dec. 22. Santa Anita will expand its usual fall meeting by more than two months, starting Dec. 26 and lasting through July 6, 2014. The Arcadia track will be in session for all three of the lucrative Triple Crown races. Santa Anita also gets the days for a possible 2014 Breeders' Cup during an autumn meeting that will run from Sept.
March 2, 2013 | By August Brown
Spring and summer are the ripe seasons for dance mega-fests and their six-figure headliners, which means March is the month when the weirdos come out. L.A. hosts a nice slate of outsider electronica this month that dips into disco, noise, bass music and svelte minimalism. Here's the best of the lot this month. On Friday, pool-party-skulking house savants Guy Gerber and Droog hold down at Sound (1642 N. Las Palmas Ave.), while the disco revivalist Daniel Wang brings roller rinks and big pianos back at the Eagle (4219 Santa Monica Blvd.)
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